The Parker goes to Uganda
Three sixth form students were able to participate in the JINGA International Conference in Uganda last October. We travelled from Birmingham on October 26th and returned on November 4th.
The conference took place at The Discovery Centre in Jinga, from the Friday to the Monday, with students from two UK schools and four Ugandan schools involved in discussing a variety of world issues.
We also visited our partner school, Iganga High where we had the opportunity to visit a variety of lessons, watch traditional dancing and had lunch with the Head Teacher.
Other places visited through the trip included Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Santuary and Itanda Falls. We also visited local villages and schools, where we showed students how to make loom band bracelets!
The three students had to fundraise the money needed to cover the trip; in order to do this we ran two quiz nights, the students washed cars weekly and also received support from the local Council. They also ran a number of smaller fundraising activities in order to raise the £1400 each needed.
The students have had to present here different assemblies to The Parker students. They have extended their understanding of the world, and have experienced, at first hand, a culture that is very different one to our own. They have been able to draw on these experiences to help with UCAS applications.